The Washington Post looks at The Island and talks to its director, Pavel Lungin:
Lungin said he believes in God but does not follow any structured religion. He seems more interested in the exploration and rejection of the values of the past 20 years, and he expresses deep disappointment in the post-perestroika era.
“The material world hasn’t given us any answers to our questions,” he said. “People feel lost in a spiritual way… There are these feelings of guilt and sin and at the same time an idea that people can be redeemed.”
Renae and I saw this film at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, and it was one of our favorites (read my review).